Bridgehampton, NY - Stephanie Danhakl and Enough Said triumphed in the $10,000 Hermes Hunter Classic in the Ann Aspinall ring on the final day of the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.
"It is completely incredible to win this today," said Danhakl. "This whole week has been amazing. Even if today didn't go well, I would still have left the show really happy. This is just icing on the cake."
Danhakl had already won a host of awards at the Classic. On Saturday, she won the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship by winning the Amateur-Owner 3'3", 18-35, Hunter Championship with Enough Said and Reserve Championship with Quest. She also claimed the tricolor ribbons in the Amateur-Owner, 3'6", 18-35, Hunter Championship with First Light and the Reserve Championship with Golden Rule.
Danhakl claims that it was time for Enough Said, her 10-year-old Westphalian, to get recognition. "He sometimes goes under the radar because he is in the 3'3" division, but he is an incredible horse and Champion almost every time out. He has every quality you could ever hope to find in a hunter."
Danhakl accomplished all of this while attending Boston University as a PhD student working towards her Doctorate in Art History.
For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com